Stretching the Moral Gray Zone: Positive Affect, Moral Disengagement, and Dishonesty

We propose that positive affect promotes dishonest behavior by providing the cognitive flexibility necessary to reframe and to rationalize dishonest acts. This hypothesis was tested in two studies. The results of Study 1 showed that individuals experiencing positive affect morally disengage to a gre...

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Volume: 24
Main Author: Vincent, Lynne C
Emich, Kyle J
Goncalo, Jack A
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: Los Angeles, CA SAGE Publications 01.04.2013
SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
Sage Publications
published in: Psychological science Vol. 24; no. 4; pp. 595 - 599
ORCID: 0000-0003-4199-4630
Data of publication: 20130401
ISSN: 0956-7976
1467-9280
EISSN: 1467-9280
Discipline: Psychology
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Database: Web of Knowledge
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